Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cisco Firepower skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 641 740 807
Rank change year-on-year +99 +67 +30
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 108 142 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.11% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 92 51
UK median daily rate £400 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +4.71% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £315 £313
90th Percentile £539 £551 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cisco Firepower is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,997 12,741 13,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.80% 12.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,003 7,685 8,293
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 601 690
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% - -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £10.99
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89% -15.56%

Cisco Firepower
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco Firepower as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +108 103 £400 -8.57% 31
UK excluding London +84 79 £400 -5.88% 28
South East +64 33 £413 -1.20% 7
London +112 28 £411 -17.75% 4
Midlands +46 17 £400 +26.98%
West Midlands +58 14 £408 +3.16%
South West +21 11 £375 -1.32%
North of England +19 11 £355 -29.00% 13
North West +15 8 £325 -35.00% 10
Scotland +27 4 £411 -17.75% 1
Yorkshire +45 3 £355 -2.07% 2
East Midlands +28 3 £300 -4.76%
East of England +30 2 £530 +24.71% 7
Wales - 1 £260 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Firepower also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Cisco Firepower.

1 100 (92.59%) Cisco
2 73 (67.59%) Firewall
3 53 (49.07%) Cisco ASA
4 44 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (36.11%) WAN
6 37 (34.26%) Network Security
7 35 (32.41%) CCNP
8 33 (30.56%) F5
8 33 (30.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 31 (28.70%) Cisco ISE
10 28 (25.93%) BGP
11 26 (24.07%) LAN
12 25 (23.15%) Data Centre
13 22 (20.37%) VPN
13 22 (20.37%) Wireless
14 21 (19.44%) Juniper
14 21 (19.44%) Palo Alto
15 19 (17.59%) Migration
16 18 (16.67%) CheckPoint
16 18 (16.67%) CCNA
17 17 (15.74%) VMware
18 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
18 16 (14.81%) AWS
19 14 (12.96%) CCIE
19 14 (12.96%) MPLS
20 13 (12.04%) TACACS
20 13 (12.04%) VoIP
21 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
21 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 12 (11.11%) PowerShell

Cisco Firepower
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.81%) AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Akamai
2 2 (1.85%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 73 (67.59%) Firewall
2 53 (49.07%) Cisco ASA
3 39 (36.11%) WAN
4 37 (34.26%) Network Security
5 33 (30.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 31 (28.70%) Cisco ISE
7 28 (25.93%) BGP
8 26 (24.07%) LAN
9 22 (20.37%) VPN
9 22 (20.37%) Wireless
10 14 (12.96%) MPLS
11 13 (12.04%) TACACS
11 13 (12.04%) VoIP
12 10 (9.26%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (9.26%) DNS
12 10 (9.26%) OSPF
13 9 (8.33%) NetScaler
13 9 (8.33%) VLAN
14 8 (7.41%) Internet
14 8 (7.41%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.48%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.70%) Publishing
4 2 (1.85%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (52.78%) Network Engineer
2 18 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 12 (11.11%) Architect
4 11 (10.19%) Analyst
4 11 (10.19%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Consultant
6 8 (7.41%) Cisco Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Cisco Network Architect
7 7 (6.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Data Architect
7 7 (6.48%) Data Centre Architect
8 6 (5.56%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) AWS Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Build Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.85%) XMPP
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.63%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.78%) PKI
4 3 (2.78%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.93%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.26%) Linux
2 6 (5.56%) Windows
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.59%) Migration
2 11 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (9.26%) Project Delivery
3 10 (9.26%) Service Delivery
4 9 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (8.33%) Validation
5 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.56%) Network Design
7 5 (4.63%) Architectural Design
7 5 (4.63%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.63%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 5 (4.63%) Network Architecture
7 5 (4.63%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (4.63%) Server Management
7 5 (4.63%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (3.70%) Change Management
8 4 (3.70%) DevOps
8 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.41%) Python
3 4 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (32.41%) CCNP
3 18 (16.67%) CCNA
4 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 14 (12.96%) CCIE
6 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.48%) CISSP
8 6 (5.56%) Degree
8 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.63%) CCIE Security
10 4 (3.70%) CCSA
10 4 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.78%) CCIP
11 3 (2.78%) CCSE
12 2 (1.85%) CCVP
13 1 (0.93%) CCDA
13 1 (0.93%) CCDP
13 1 (0.93%) CCSP
13 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (4.63%) SLA
4 4 (3.70%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.70%) Snort
2 4 (3.70%) VMware NSX
3 2 (1.85%) KVM
3 2 (1.85%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.48%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.78%) Ansible
3 3 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.78%) Nessus
4 2 (1.85%) Terraform
4 2 (1.85%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.93%) Statseeker
5 1 (0.93%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 100 (92.59%) Cisco
2 33 (30.56%) F5
3 21 (19.44%) Juniper
3 21 (19.44%) Palo Alto
4 18 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 17 (15.74%) VMware
6 10 (9.26%) Meraki
7 9 (8.33%) IBM
8 8 (7.41%) Forcepoint
8 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.56%) Imperva
9 6 (5.56%) Incapsula
10 5 (4.63%) McAfee
11 4 (3.70%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.70%) Citrix
11 4 (3.70%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.70%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (2.78%) Splunk
13 2 (1.85%) Dell